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Unlicensed US flu jab approved for temporary use in UK

An unlicensed flu vaccine used in the US for the past three winters has been granted temporary authorisation for the UK.

Pharmacies ‘will get flu vaccines at same time as GPs’

Community pharmacies will receive additional supplies of flu vaccine from the start of November along with general practices, the PSNC has stressed.

Asda launches 'UK's first drive through flu jab service'

Supermarket chain Asda has launched a drive through flu jab service operated by pharmacists.

Don’t boast about flu jab numbers, PDA warns pharmacists

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has said some pharmacists are “making irresponsible remarks” on social media regarding the flu service. 

RPS members open to Covid vaccine role for techs

RPS members say they support the Government using “healthcare professionals who would not normally vaccinate”.

Flu jab demand up threefold on 2019 levels

Community pharmacies vaccinated more than 650,000 NHS patients in the first three weeks of this year’s flu jab service.

FIP: ‘Clear advantage’ to vaccination training in undergrad

There is a “clear advantage” to offering future pharmacists vaccination training as part of their degree, says the FIP.

Jo Churchill gets flu jab in London pharmacy

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy.

GP flu jab banners send wrong message says MP

Exclusive: GPs seeking to dissuade patients from having their flu jab in a community pharmacy are not being constructive, says Nigel Mills MP. 

Flu jabs can now be given 'anywhere in the pharmacy'

Community pharmacists will be able to provide flu vaccinations “in any appropriate space within the pharmacy” this flu season, says NHS England. 

Some Scottish pharmacies may not be included in flu drive

Some health boards in Scotland may decide not to involve community pharmacies in the provision of NHS flu vaccinations.

Community pharmacy vaccinations on the rise worldwide

Community pharmacy-based vaccinations are rapidly increasing worldwide, with almost twice as many people able to be immunised in a pharmacy compared to four years ago.

UK signs deal for 90 million potential Covid-19 vaccine doses

The UK Government has signed off on a deal giving it early access to 90 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine if and when one becomes available.

Covid vaccine could be given alongside flu jab

The Government is exploring the possibility of giving patients a Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as they receive their flu jab.

Flu jabs rise 20 per cent in 2019/20 season in England

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019-20 – a 19.6 per cent jump on the previous year.

Get involved to improve children’s health

Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to build trusting relationships with parents to influence the long-term health prospects of their children. Find out the most important ways you can get involved.

Parents happy with pharmacy for childhood vaccinations

Nearly half of parents – 44 per cent – said they would be happy to visit their local pharmacy for vaccination services, a new survey reveals

Covid safety measures could hurt pharmacy’s flu jab advantage says Dukes

Covid-19 safety measures may undermine community pharmacies’ unique selling point over GPs in providing flu jabs, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said.

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

Signs of success with MenB vaccination programme

Infant vaccination against group B meningococcal disease (MenB) has resulted in a significant decline in cases.

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